MacDonald Training Center needs your help to continue to further its very important mission.

Please consider a donation of time, resources, and/or financial support.

There are so many ways to become involved.
How can you help?

  • INVITE guests to EPIC tours. EPIC tours are one hour overviews of our services held twice each month. They develop referral contacts and help to expand our circle of involvement and giving! Check website for dates and to confirm attendance.
  • VOLUNTEER for special events; provide direct services in our Computer Lab; Fitness Center; Fine Arts Studio; or Music Studio and Job Club.
  • PROVIDE pro bono professional services, such as…graphic design; printing; legal advice; financial advice; real estate advice; marketing/PR, social networking and management advice.
  • SERVE on the Board of Directors, on a Board Committee, on the Business Advisory Council, Legal Advocacy Team or the Arts Advisory Council. Join an MTC Project Team, such as strategic planning, capital campaign, etc.MacDonald Training Center, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization, incorporated by the State of Florida in 1955 and designated by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal income tax under the provisions of Sections 501 (c)(3) and 509 (a)(1) of the Internal Revenue code.

When you Donate to MacDonald Training Center, your gift of support helps empower people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose.

You can select to give a gift once a year or you may make convenient monthly contributions by check, credit card or through our secure on line donation page on our website.
Donations can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Directly sponsor services for individuals who cannot pay for vital services themselves, through a donation to the Robert Chase Memorial Fund. This fund is increasingly important in light of continued cut backs in funding for people with disabilities.
  • Sponsor a specialty service—fully or partially—such as the Computer Lab, Music Studio, Fitness Center, MTC Fine Arts Studio, or Job Club.
  • Donate to the MTC Foundation through an endowment, planned gift or bequest. The MTC Foundation provides resources to support the ongoing mission of MacDonald Training Center.
  • Donate in-kind gifts like property, equipment, training materials, art supplies, etc.
  • Sponsor or underwrite our special events, such as The Feast of St. Joseph or Shattering Barriers.
  • Hold fundraisers on behalf of MTC at your home, office or social organization.
  • Hold an event in the MTC Fine Arts Gallery for your social or professional network.

Robert Chase Memorial Fund
A Legacy of Giving

Hundreds of people with disabilities in our community are not receiving the services they need or the support required so that they may live up to their potential. You can help MTC to be there for them.

The Robert Chase Memorial Fund provides scholarship assistance for people with disabilities who need and would benefit from the services MTC offers, but who are either on the waiting list for funding or who have had significant reductions in their funding through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD).

Your gift to the Robert Chase Memorial Fund allows MTC to provide services that can make a significant difference in the quality of a life. The Fund enables an individual to come to MTC one additional day each week and not languish at home or to receive additional services in their home to allow them to age in place with dignity, rather than being sent to a nursing home. Through this fund we can also provide more job skills training to an individual seeking a better life through competitive employment.

The Robert Chase Memorial Fund was established in May 1995, to commemorate the life of a philanthropic man who came to MTC initially as a teenage volunteer. Impressions made at MTC stayed with Robert throughout his life, inspiring him to a lifetime of service to people with developmental disabilities, until his untimely death in May of 1994.
old Florida landscape oil paintings

Captain Ray Chase, Robert’s father, is a local Tampa artist and retired mariner who specializes in maritime and old Florida landscape oil paintings. All proceeds from the sale of his paintings go directly into the Robert Chase Memorial Fund. A sample of his work is seen below. Additional artworks are available at our Cypress St. location.

“We are delighted that our son can be remembered in this way. He taught us by example, that to give of yourself unselfishly is a wonderful experience.”
-Captain Ray Chase